After a lot of hard work by the team at GBG the infected Rhododendrons at the Main Entrance have been removed or destroyed on-site. After the plants directly within the quarantined area and associated leaf litter were destroyed, approximately one month ago, the plants outwith the quarantined zone have had the top growth removed and […]
Category Archives: Plant Collections
Update on the P. ramorum outbreak. We have now removed the plants that were identified, by laboratory testing, as being infected with the pathogen. Plant material was destroyed on site by burning (see pic below), in accordance with the best practice laid down by in Scottish Governments Plant Health Order. We feel it is prudent […]
Index Seminum 2016 has gone live and is available online by clicking here. Botanic gardens and research institutes who wish to acquire seed and spores from the Gardens’ collections, to be used in conservation, education, research or display, can complete our online order form and submit their requests. We look forward to your orders […]
The Gardens have just had a new tree trail installed throughout the Garden, allowing visitors to follow the trail (Tree Trail Leaflet PDF) and learn about our important tree collections. The trail will also serve to encourage people to explore the Gardens, pointing them around exciting and fascinating tree specimens and helping them to make […]
If you visited the Gardens in the past month you may have seen a hive of activity going on at the top section of the herbaceous border. A couple of weeks ago the grounds team carried out a final fork over the area to remove any perennial weeds like the dreaded bindweed and then it […]
Glasgow Botanic Gardens (GBG) is holding a herbarium exhibition in the tea room gallery until 30 September. The exhibition shows a range of examples taken from our herbarium. GBG’s herbarium currently has approximately 3,000 specimens, covering over 200 plant families, including flowering plants, ferns, mosses and liverworts. Specimens include historical collections dating from the 19th and […]
People interact with plants on a daily basis, often without realising it. Join us to learn more about plants by participating in hands-on activities such as DNA extraction, painting with pigments, and preparing plant cuttings to take home. For more information go to http://www.glasgowsciencefestival.org.uk/events/sciencefestival/events/schools/
The offical twitter feed for Glasgow Botanic Gardens is now active, please follow us for updates and events in the Gardens by clicking here.
Jasminum rex can be seen flowering at the moment in the Palm House, it has an amazing sweet scent.
The Gardens have recently replanted a section of the Kibble Palace with a large range of South African plant species including Proteas, Aloes and Pelargoniums. So come and see this exciting new development – the Kibble Palace is open from 10.00 – 16.15 daily.